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pfish

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Sep 26, 2007
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Just for fun, I sent a small e-mail to sjobs inquiring if Push Notifications were still scheduled for September, and I got this back:

From: Steve Jobs
Subject: Re: iPhone push notifications
Date: September 24, 2008 08:36:05 PM PDT
To: Me

We're running a bit late. We want to get it 100% right the first time.

Steve

Sent from my iPhone
 

AHDuke99

macrumors 68020
Nov 14, 2002
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Charleston, SC
Very nice. Just the latest delay from Apple. They've only had, what, 6 months to prepare it? I really want my IM apps to be useful soon. Then the phone would be perfect.
 

Rob Mclovin

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Jul 24, 2008
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Zomg, your friends with Steve Jobs.

lol, but lets hope they atleast release it at the end of this month.
 

pavvento

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Jun 3, 2007
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Very nice. Just the latest delay from Apple. They've only had, what, 6 months to prepare it? I really want my IM apps to be useful soon. Then the phone would be perfect.

Aside from Leopard's delay (announced over a year ago) what else have they delayed?

If they pushed it out the door tomorrow and it sucked i'm sure you'd be saying "Just the latest failed release from Apple. They've only had, what, 6 months to prepare it?"

Obviously I wish it was here like they said it would be, but sometimes this stuff is unpredictable. They probably got a late start on it because they've been spending so much time solving the 2.0 mess and the MobileMe mess.

When companies (or people for that matter) make statements it's assuming all goes well, there were things that happened that they didn't count on.

I, along with 99% of the world would rather have an iPhone without notifications than an iPhone that keeps freezing and re-starting.
 

QuarterSwede

macrumors G3
Oct 1, 2005
9,581
1,682
Colorado Springs, CO
All I know is that it wouldn't surprise me if we didn't see it for a while. Any time specialized servers are added to the mix problems always occur and are usually pretty hard to figure out.

I'm with pavvento, I'd rather have a working push notification service than one that screws the phone up ESPECIALLY since they just fixed it with 2.1.
 

AHDuke99

macrumors 68020
Nov 14, 2002
2,242
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Charleston, SC
Aside from Leopard's delay (announced over a year ago) what else have they delayed?

If they pushed it out the door tomorrow and it sucked i'm sure you'd be saying "Just the latest failed release from Apple. They've only had, what, 6 months to prepare it?"

Obviously I wish it was here like they said it would be, but sometimes this stuff is unpredictable. They probably got a late start on it because they've been spending so much time solving the 2.0 mess and the MobileMe mess.

When companies (or people for that matter) make statements it's assuming all goes well, there were things that happened that they didn't count on.

I, along with 99% of the world would rather have an iPhone without notifications than an iPhone that keeps freezing and re-starting.

What have the released on time? iPhone 2.0 was a month late. The iPhone SDK was delayed. Leopard was delayed. PUSH has been delayed. The AppStore was delayed. I actually can't think of something Apple has gotten out on time besides the iPhone 3G.
 

ntrigue

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Jul 30, 2007
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I wish there were a way to receive SMS in a push notification. I frequently cannot make/receive calls but can respond to SMS; it would be great to have Airplane Mode and get them over WiFi.
 

TuffLuffJimmy

macrumors G3
Apr 6, 2007
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Portland, OR
What have the released on time? iPhone 2.0 was a month late. The iPhone SDK was delayed. Leopard was delayed. PUSH has been delayed. The AppStore was delayed. I actually can't think of something Apple has gotten out on time besides the iPhone 3G.

wasn't the apple TV delayed too?
 

ryanwarsaw

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Apr 7, 2007
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Can't say I am surprised. People will be calling for heads to roll on October 1st though.
 

The Phazer

macrumors 68030
Oct 31, 2007
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London, UK
I find it utterly baffling that Apple thinks it's good corporate communication for this to come out via a personal email from Steve.

They need to have a completely culture shift in how open they are about developing.

Phazer
 

rockstarjoe

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Jun 2, 2006
859
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washington dc
If they hadn't unveiled the PUSH notification system in such a public way, and promised it by September, I think they would be able to take as long as they wanted. Now, though, they are under the gun to get it done at least somewhat promptly. I could see a month delay, but more than that makes them really look bad.

Having said that, though, I really hope they get it right. :eek:
 

TheSpaz

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Jun 20, 2005
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If they hadn't unveiled the PUSH notification system in such a public way, and promised it by September, I think they would be able to take as long as they wanted. Now, though, they are under the gun to get it done at least somewhat promptly. I could see a month delay, but more than that makes them really look bad.

Having said that, though, I really hope they get it right. :eek:

Maybe they were going to announce the Genius feature in January and decided not to.... hehe. When they don't announce it, it doesn't seem like you're waiting for it. However, we're all still waiting for copy and paste because all the other smart phones have it... come on Apple!!!
 

cellocello

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Jul 31, 2008
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Toronto, ON
All I know is that it wouldn't surprise me if we didn't see it for a while. Any time specialized servers are added to the mix problems always occur and are usually pretty hard to figure out.

I'm with pavvento, I'd rather have a working push notification service than one that screws the phone up ESPECIALLY since they just fixed it with 2.1.

Yup, I agree.

Honestly ... I wouldn't be surprised if we didn't get push until well into the winter.
 

Jeremy1026

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Nov 3, 2007
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I wish there were a way to receive SMS in a push notification. I frequently cannot make/receive calls but can respond to SMS; it would be great to have Airplane Mode and get them over WiFi.

Good luck with that, since Airplan Mode turns off WiFi too.
 

cellocello

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Jul 31, 2008
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Toronto, ON
I wish there were a way to receive SMS in a push notification. I frequently cannot make/receive calls but can respond to SMS; it would be great to have Airplane Mode and get them over WiFi.

Airplane mode would turn push off too ......

ProTip: Airplane mode (in essence) makes your iPhone an iPod Touch.
 

pavvento

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Jun 3, 2007
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What have the released on time? iPhone 2.0 was a month late. The iPhone SDK was delayed. Leopard was delayed. PUSH has been delayed. The AppStore was delayed. I actually can't think of something Apple has gotten out on time besides the iPhone 3G.

I do remember the SDK being delayed, but I do not remember Apple giving dates for 2.0 so i'm not sure how that was delayed. I also don't remember anything about the AppStore being delayed.

I do agree, if they are not going to make the September launch they should at least have a press release, since they made it public that it would launch.
 

macdim

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Oct 16, 2007
355
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Canada
You can now turn it back on (in airplane mode) as of 2.0

Though SMS is a cell centric communication. Dunno how they could get it over WIFI without AT&T's intervention.

I haven't been able to get push email from mobile me on wifi at all...
 
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